Denise Livers’ “maybe”

“I chose ‘maybe’ because at this stage in my life I find myself at many crossroads. What will I do with the rest of my life? I’ve been a mom for 22 years and a nurse for 13 years. Sometimes I feel I’ve always taken care of others and placed others’ needs ahead of my own. I’ve always wanted everyone to be happy— even if I had to forego my own happiness in order to care for those around me and to see them smile. Maybe it’s time to start focusing on ME. Maybe I should start soul-searching to see what makes ME happy. Maybe I’ll start living those dreams I’ve always had. Sometimes I get sad and down because I feel like I’ve wasted my life. Like I’ve seen my best days behind me. I am right-side dominant so I decided to put my tattoo on top of my left foot—the ‘non-dominant’ side—like that’s the foot that would take the first step on a different path. Now when I feel down, I look down and I see a reminder on top of my left foot that ‘maybe’ I can do whatever I put my mind to. ‘Maybe’ I’ve got glory days ahead. ‘Maybe’ all I have to do is take that first step on a different path.”

Denise Bradburn-Livers

Denise Livers’ “maybe”

 

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